Family Promise in Anoka County launches Home for Keeps program
Family Promise in Anoka County will receive a $10,000 grant to kick start a new effort to combat homelessness in Anoka County.
The Home for Keeps program will allow families experiencing homelessness to transition to homeownership, as manufactured housing units are refurbished and presented to them.
David Frei, executive director of Family Promise in Anoka County, said the organization is reaching out to local park owners to see if they have any manufactured homes sitting vacant on their land. His hope is that park owners will sell such homes at low cost or donate them to Family Promise.
While no park owners have made homes available yet, opportunity is ripe in Anoka County, which has 4,778 lots in manufactured home parks, more than any other county in Minnesota for which the Minnesota Department of Health oversees licensing, according to Department of Health data.